Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 3303–3318, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-3303-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 3303–3318, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-3303-2020

Research article 22 Jun 2020

Research article | 22 Jun 2020

Can statistics of turbulent tracer dispersion be inferred from camera observations of SO2 in the ultraviolet? A modelling study

Arve Kylling et al.

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Atmospheric turbulence and its effect on tracer dispersion in particular may be measured by cameras sensitive to the absorption of ultraviolet (UV) sunlight by sulfur dioxide (SO2). Using large eddy simulation and 3D Monte Carlo radiative transfer modelling of a SO2 plume, we demonstrate that UV camera images of SO2 plumes may be used to derive plume statistics of relevance for the study of atmospheric turbulent dispersion.